When the only words of praise I can conjure up with regards to last night’s Addison-centric episode of GREY’S ANATOMY was that it was awfully exciting to get to spend some time with ALIAS alums David Anders/Merrin Dungey (Sark and Francie respectively) as well as EVERWOOD’s Stephanie Niznik (Nina) — Shonda Rhimes and crew most definitely have some work to do if they’re hoping to turn their Addison edition into the juggernaut that is GREY’S ANATOMY.
It’s not that I didn’t enjoy GREY’S ANATOMY: OCEANSIDE, I just expected so much more. A voice in the elevator! Horny immature Doctors! Wacky medical mysteries! Marital troubles and Chris Lowell shirtless! Did Addison take a wrong turn in LA and end up in MELROSE PLACE?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m fully on board and will of course be watching the series when it inevitably gets picked up come Fall ’08. I just hope that ABC takes the time to reign in creators Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, who seem to have let the success of GREY’S ANATOMY get to their head. Fart jokes? Did I really just hear that in a show that doesn’t include 2.5 Men? Post away with your thoughts.